• 5 Deutsche Mark 1968, KM# 121, Germany, Federal Republic, 150th Anniversary of Birth of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen
  • 5 Deutsche Mark 1968, KM# 121, Germany, Federal Republic, 150th Anniversary of Birth of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen
Description

Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818–1888) was a German mayor and cooperative pioneer. Several credit union systems and cooperative banks have been named after Raiffeisen, who pioneered rural credit unions.

Engraver: Reinhart Reinsdorff

Obverse

Depicts Federal Eagle in the centre, surrounded by the country name, facial value and issue date. Mintmark of Hamburg Mint (J) near the 5.

The coat of arms of Germany displays a black eagle with red feet, beak and tongue on a golden field. This is the Bundesadler or "Federal Eagle", formerly the Reichsadler or "Imperial Eagle". It is a re-introduction of the coat of arms of the Weimar Republic (in use 1919–1935) adopted by the Federal Republic of Germany in 1950. The current official design is due to Tobias Schwab (1887–1967) and was introduced in 1928.

BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
J 5
DEUTSCHE MARK 1968

Reverse

Portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen surrounded by his name and life years.

· FRIEDRICH WILHELM RAIFFENSEN ·
1818-1888

Edge

The motto of the first German credit union founded by Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen "One for all, all for one"

EINER FÜR ALLE · ALLE FÜR EINEN

5 Deutsche Mark

150th Anniversary of Birth of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen

KM# 121 Schön# 119 Jaeger# 396
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.625
Weight 11.2 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2.07 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Hamburg Mint (J)

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